Posts tagged with 'maps'
Model Cities
Model Cities
During last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, Jaime Lerner expressed that one of the greatest compliments he has ever received was from his driver who told him that Curitiba looked exactly like the architectural model Lerner was carrying with him at ...
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as ...
Friday Fun: Overlapping Digital and Physical City Centers
Friday Fun: Overlapping Digital and Physical City Centers
German artist Aram Bartholl has installed physical versions of Google Map’s red place markers in the middle of cities around the world. The urban art installation, “Map,” is meant to question the boundaries between the physical environment, the digital world and censorship. ...
Upcoming Event: Transit Hack Day
Upcoming Event: Transit Hack Day
The Mobility Lab, a project by the Arlington County Commuter Services, is hosting the Transit Hack Day on Saturday, September 10 for developers, mappers and transit data enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Transit Hack Day provides a space ...
Friday Fun: Typographic Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Typographic Subway Maps
Fadeout Design created maps out of typography for the transit systems of Boston, Chicago, London, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The maps are minimalist in design and the lines are made up of strings of words that ...
Distorted Maps Visualize Congestion and Pollution
Distorted Maps Visualize Congestion and Pollution
Xiaoji Chen, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, created isochronic maps of Paris and Singapore that represent distance on a map proportionally to travel time. The distorted maps show that the distance between any two stops in a city ...
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Escuelab, Softwin, Social Media Group and Development Seed are hosting an Open Data event in Lima, Peru Saturday, August 13, 2011. The event, “Open Data Meetup Lima,” is a day of sharing ideas, activities and workshops related to open data ...
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation, as part of a complete overhaul of Energy.gov. Color-coded points represent various alternative fuel sources, including electric and hydrogen stations. In ...
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Eric Fischer, a programmer and designer, created maps showing the locations of people when they send a Twitter message or upload a photo to Flickr. Orange dots represent the location of Flickr pictures, blue dots represent Twitter tweets and white dots ...
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Washington, D.C. metro officials, in an effort to improve the current metro map, have hired Lance Wyman, the creator of the original map, to reconfigure and tweak his design. The redesign aims to better illustrate the changes in service during ...
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Hansel and Gretel may have had bread crumbs to lead their way, but New York City’s pedestrians will have something less edible to follow: Maps! Taking a page from London’s pedestrianization efforts, New York City’s Department of Transportation released a ...
Friday Fun: Mapnificent!
Friday Fun: Mapnificent!
Want to know how far you can travel using public transit under 15 minutes?  There’s a map for that! Stefan Wehrmeyer, a Berlin-based software architect developed a tool that uses public transit data to help users decide on where to ...
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Renewable Energy Estimates A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that ...
"Legible London" Maps Encourage Walking
"Legible London" Maps Encourage Walking
Transport for London (TfL), the government body in charge of Greater London’s transit system, installed pedestrian-friendly maps in strategic decision-making spots, like subway entries and bus stops, to encourage walking. In addition to being a healthy and environmentally friendly mode ...
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Via the blog, SupraGeography, written by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher and software developer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), TheCityFix came across wheelmap.org. It’s a website (and iPhone app) built to display and aggregate information on wheelchair access in ...
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